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What do you think of fear? Do we need? Can you take it out of your life?

i believe fear is useless. I believe it slows down your responses to situations lowers confidence, and fogs up the logic of situations.
When you're faced with a threat and you call Mr. Fear do you think he'll help you better than Mr. Willpower.
And just because you don't have fear doesn't you're Mr. Big Stuff,
or Mr. Hotshot. It means you can live more peacefully, not thinking about all the bad things that can happen to you and get ready for them. I don't feed into fear, I repel it.

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    Mar 17 2013: You may be right. However, back when Mr. Willpower was not around, Mr. Fear served for survival. When you are suddenly attacked by a predator, Mr. Fear instantly injects a dose of adrenalin into your blood, boosts physical performance of your muscles and increases chances of survival before you are even aware of what's going on. It still serves the same purpose.

    Outside this situation, yes - needless worry and undue anxiety are, very much, counterproductive.
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      Mar 17 2013: Hmm, fear like a drug. that's interesting. Is it possible to induce adrenaline on my own accord anytime I want, without having to be afraid and without any outside forces?
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        Mar 17 2013: This is what roller coasters are for.

        I've heard, yoga masters can even stop their heart at will. Controlling endocrine system might be cool. Who knows what can be achieved with those "religious" practices despised by science. But, perhaps, there is a reason why we normally cannot do that. The world is crazy enough as it is :-).
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        Mar 22 2013: Not so crazy Trey.....really very interesting when we understand it!
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      Mar 22 2013: Arkady and Trey,
      Yes, I believe we can induce adrenaline without outside forces. I did it as an actor for years. However, with the process of putting ourselves in a situation, even with imagination, the adrenaline rush, and the experience may be as intense as if we are actually experiencing the situation in reality. That is why, when people live with a sense of fear, it is very real to them even if what they are afraid of is not reality.....make any sense?

      It is, as you say Arkady....needless worry and undue anxiety which are counterproductive, and that is what I call getting "stuck" in the fear.

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